‘GREAT entertainers’ Tenbury United will continue to adopt Kevin Keegan’s famed ‘you score three and we’ll score four’ mantra says joint boss Aaron Morris – who wouldn’t have it any other way.

United’s 11 Herefordshire Premier matches this season have featured a whopping 59 goals at an average of five-and-a-half strikes a game.

They continued that pattern with a thrilling 4-3 win over Kingstone Rovers, despite being down to ten man in the second half and Morris having to play as a stand-in keeper the entire game.

Morris said: “It’s always nicer to win in the last ten minutes – I’d much rather win a game that way than win 5-0 or 6-0. You get more of a lift than if, say, you were winning 3-0 and hang on for 3-2.

“Coming from behind and grinding out results lifts everybody and we are of the mentality that if we concede three, we will score four.

“Whether it’s down to us overcommitting going forward or whatever, we very rarely keep a clean sheet – but we very rarely fail to score in a game either.

“I would much prefer to be involved in games like that than boring nil-nils – but we do seem to be involved in a lot of high-scoring games!”

United led 2-0 at half-time through Chris Patton and Will Clutterbuck, with Kingstone putting a penalty wide following a Sam Williams handball.

After the interval, Rovers scored twice to level and, after Jamie Reynolds was sent off for two yellow cards, they converted a second penalty – harshly awarded against Toby Gittings – to go 3-2 up.

However, Ryan Morris and Jordan Morris netted in the final ten minutes to lift Tenbury to tenth.

The co-manager added: “When we went down to ten men, I thought ‘oh no’ but we are so lucky that, going forward, we have a lot of match-winners.”

Elsewhere in the top-flight, Clee Hill United dropped to third after losing 4-2 at home to Westfields Reserves, who went second. Josh Carpenter scored both Clee goals.

Tenbury Town’s relegation fears deepened as they were thrashed 5-0 at Ewyas Harold – Town’s 11th defeat in 12 league games and they are six points adrift at the bottom.

Orleton are hoping to go in the opposite direction after a 6-1 thumping of Wellington Colts moved them up to third in Division One.

Sam Thomas’ brace plus goals from Jake Goode, Shane Jennings, Connor Davies-Austin and a Jake Conod penalty gave Orleton a stunning win.

They sit four points off the top two but do not have a game until January, much to the dismay of manager Mark Hollis.

He said: “I wish we had two more games before Christmas! I’m over the moon with how well we’ve done.

“I thought we might be about halfway up this league but I have got some good players and on our day we can beat anybody. It’s just about belief and some of the lads are believing.”

On the possibility of promotion, Hollis admitted: “It’s there at the back of my mind now, without doubt, and I think (second-placed) Hinton are catchable.”